The more I see and hear about the upcoming live-action adaption of Ghost in the Shell, the more interested I become – and this latest teaser is no exception.
As we saw in the batch of teasers released a month and a half ago the movie has a very distinct and unique aesthetic, while at the same time reminding me strongly of the original anime.
When Scarlett Johansson, who’ll be portraying the lead character of The Major (or Major Kusanagi as she’ll always be to me), spoke the other day about her character and how she’s “essentially having an existential crisis for a large portion of this film and asking herself, the questions of “who was I? Who am I now? And what will become of me?”” I was pleased to hear that they weren’t neglecting the cerebral aspects of the story either. And hopefully the answers to those questions will be more satisfying that the ones she got in Lucy.
However one question she neglected to pose was “and while I’m having an existential crisis how do I kick someone’s arse in a public fountain and look good while doing so?” Thankfully, the teaser below answers the question we didn’t know we had to ask for us, take a look:
That’s right – you do it while you’re invisible! And once again we’re treated to (a brief glimpse of) the stylised visuals that really suit (hah!) the story they’re telling.
What do you think?
Ghost in the Shell is due for release on 31 March 2017. Directed by Rupert Sanders, it stars Scarlett Johannson, Pilou Asbæk, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche, Kaori Momoi, Rila Fukushima, Chin Han, Danusia Samal, Michael Wincott, Lasarus Ratuere, Yutaka Izumihara and Tuwanda Manyimo.
Last Updated: November 8, 2016